The 2011 Honda CR-V is starting to show its age and is in need of a serious cabin tech overhaul. Fortunately, the performance and handling still have a few years left in them.
The Honda CR-V received a visual refresh last year with the launch of the 2010 model that includes an new front end with color-matched trim on the chrome grill. Our 2011 example benefits from this enhancement.
Try as we might, we were unable to dig up six physical discs to load into the six CD, cartridge-fed changer. What's more, the changer is only the second most outdated bit of tech in the CR-V's repertoire--there's also a PC Card slot behind the motorized screen!
Available audio sources include FM/AM/XM radio, a single slot CD player with MP3 compatibility, the aforementioned six-disc CD changer and PC card slot, as well as USB connectivity. Bluetooth is available for handsfree calling, but not for audio streaming.
The CR-V gets two voice command systems with its navigation option: one for the Bluetooth handsfree calling system and another for the rest of the infotainment system. There are even two separate buttons for them, if that wasn't confusing enough.